Toby Keith’s second album for his own Show Dog Nashville label, “Big Dog Daddy,” sold 204,000 copies in the week ended Sunday to take the top slot on the nation’s album sales chart.
It is Keith’s third consecutive No. 1 debut on the pop side and his fifth in the country field. Album was driven by the first single, “High Maintenance Woman,” which is being followed by “Love Me If You Can.”
Rapper Fabolous came in second, selling 159,000 copies of “From Nothing to Something” (Def Jam), according to Nielsen SoundScan. His fourth album overall and first in 2½ years, disc features the hit “Make Me Better,” featuring Ne-Yo, and its followup, “Diamonds” featuringYoung Jeezy.
DJ Khaled, the Palestinian-American member of Fat Joe’s Terror Squad, scored his first top 10 debut as “We the Best” (Terror Squad/Koch) sold 79,000 units in its first week to secure slot No. 8.
Rhino’s collection of the two Traveling Wilburys album debuted at No. 9 on sales of 78,000. Albums by the Wilburys — Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne — were released in 1988 (“Vol. 1”) and 1990 (“Vol. 3”) but were available on CD for only a short while. “Vol. 1” reached No. 3 while “Vol. 3” peaked at No. 11. The new compilation opened at No. 1 in the U.K. this week.
Queens Of The Stone Age’s “Era Vulgaris” (Interscope) debuted at No. 14, selling 52,000; their last studio release, 2005’s “Lullabies to Paralyze,” sold 97,000 in its first week to open at No. 5.
The charity set “Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur” (Warner Bros.), featuring artists covering the songs of John Lennon, sold 49,000 to open at No. 15.
Eddie Levert Sr. & Gerald Levert’s “Something to Talk About” (Atlantic) sold 42,000 to land at No. 19, selling about 400 more copies than Paramore’s “Riot!” (Fueled By Ramen). Sophomore effort from the Tennessee-based band posted Paramore’s best sales week and the second best sales week ever for a Fueled By Ramen act.
The only other debut in the top 100 was the DMX collection “The Definition of X: Pick of The Litter” (Def Jam), which sold 35,000 to open at No. 26.
Last week’s No. 1, T-Pain’s “Epiphany,” dropped to No. 5 on sales 82,000. Paul McCartney’s “Memory Almost Full” held onto the No. 3 slot on sales of 107,000.